David Boulay is President of IMEC. David’s experiences in family-owned business, manufacturing, universities and non-profits have helped guide IMEC in serving as a catalyst for small and mid-sized company competitiveness. Boulay grew up in a family-owned business, learning first-hand about the trial, challenges, and pride that he sees in companies IMEC works with today. He has also worked in various manufacturing roles in companies such as Frito-Lay and Pillsbury. Boulay has a PhD focusing on high performance work practices in small and mid-sized companies and career pathways for workers. At IMEC he has helped create and implement initiatives to increase the flow of state and federal funding to manufacturers for projects, update worker skills, and help smaller manufacturers adopt new technology and business practices and to improve energy efficiency.